Covers all stand-alone Mac OS X Server versions, which includes 10.0 through 10.6 Snow Leopard. Use 'server.app' tag for Server questions on Lion 10.7 and newer.

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Can't access Xserve through Aventail SSL VPN with AD authentication

In testing our Aventail SSL VPN with Mac clients we're finding that once connected to the VPN we can't access Xserve shares when authenticating via Active Directory like we normally do on our internal ...
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How to fix OS X Server mail forwarding to multiple addresses?

Under OS X Server Mountain Lion, we are creating accounts in LDAP via Workgroup Manager. We would like to be able to manage forwarding-only mail accounts from within the GUI (i.e. no editing of the ...
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How to fix OD diradmin account?

I am unable to add new accounts nor delete existing accounts in Open Directory despite being authenticated as diradmin. I can change existing user passwords though. Tried rebooting, no change. I ...
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Offsite backup of Time Capsule

I use the CrashPlan software to run backups of my NAS to an offsite machine. I'd also like to use it for backing up a Time Capsule to the remote machine. How do I do this so I don't impede Time ...
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OSX Server guest within VirtualBox … where do I get the ISO

I'm trying to do things legit and purchased a copy of OSX Server to go along with my OSX install. I am running a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion... so I'm OK from a hardware perspective. Now I'm ...
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How can I set up Macs with dynamic IP addresses to update a server with a static IP?

I have several clients who have Airport Extremes and Macs at their houses. They all have dynamic IP address from their ISP. I want to have their Airport Extremes register their IP addresses with my ...
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How do I create a read-only access for wiki server?

I would like to create a new user account for the wiki server but with read only access to the content. The admin guide says that it can be done but it doesn't say how! Do you happen to know?
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Postfix confusion: how does mail get sent on Mountain Lion server?

I inherited a Mountain Lion Server system that hosts a PHP web app. Among the things this app does is send email using the php mail() command, which executes the sendmail binary. In addition to ...
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How to keep two Macs in sync? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Completely synchronise multiple Macs I've got a MacBook Pro and a Mac Mini, and I want to keep them in sync: all files and folders, all settings, all everything. ...
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How to disable concurrent user login on Mountain Lion Server?

I just finished (after trying 10 Times) to set up a Mountain Lion Server on a Mac mini. We have only 10 network users with their home directory served from the server and a Drobo 5D. For reasons ...
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OS X Server: Multiple Mobile Homes syncing to a single Network Home Directory?

Looking for validation that Profile Manager in Mountain Lion Server can be used to keep Portable (Mobile) Home Directories on multiple Macs in sync with one Network Home. Users have "main" desktop ...
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In Wiki Server 4 on OS X Server the first page includes four images that link to other pages. How do i add more?

In Wiki Server 4 on OS X Server the first page includes four images that link to other pages. How do i add more? You can click on them to go to another place in wiki server. How do i create more ...
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How do i customize the “title” on the first page of Wiki Server 4 on OS X Server Mountain Lion?

How do i customize the "title" on the first page of Wiki Server 4 on OS X Server Mountain Lion? The title says "OS X Server" and i want it to say something else... How can i do that?
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Root being controlled by ARD

I run an educational lab of 20 iMacs, all running Mac OS 10.7.5(11G63) with ARD version 3.6.2. My server and all of the iMacs run Lion. I seem to have crossed something and now my root user is being ...
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How do I fix 'servermgr_certs' error when clicking on ProfileManager in OSX Server Server.app?

When clicking on the Profile Manager service in the side bar in Server.app, I receive an error: An error occurred on the server while processing a command. The error occurred while processing a ...
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Mac OS X Server: automount encrypted drive before login

I have a 4TB Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) hard drive hanging off a Mac OS X Lion (soon to be Mountain Lion) Server that is dedicated to networked Time Machine backups. I'd like to be able ...
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How to restructure TM backup drive without losing backups?

I had some hard drive problems a little while ago, so installed a new drive system, and restored data from my Time Machine Backup. However, the mount point is very different from the one originally ...
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VPN mountain lion server not working

I cannot connect to my mac server using a VPN connection from outside my LAN. I can connect from inside which means that the VPN server on Mountain Lion is working. When I look at the logs on my ...
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HAVP and OS Xserver

I am running OS X server 10.8 ClamXAV is built in. I have installed and am running squidman (Squid proxy server). I'd like to install HAVP and get it up and running. The error I get when I ...
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OS X Server Websites - How can i make mydomain.com, www.mydomain.com to go directly to http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/projects

OS X Server Websites - How can i make mydomain.com, www.mydomain.com to go directly to http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/projects I have wikis setup correctly. I want visitors that come to mydomain.com ...
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Why are 2 Mac Pros on a separate subnet directly connected seeing very low transfer rates?

I have two Mac Pros and as one is primarily utilized for storage, I thought connecting the two directly under a different subnet would be a worthwhile endeavor that would directly transfer data ...
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The document “X” could not be autosaved. You don’t have permission

I have a Mac OSX Lion file share over the AFP protocol in our office and users are having trouble saving to it. Here's the process: Open an existing file on the server Make changes Save changes, ...
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OSX server 10.6 and umask

I'm trying to set up our server so that file permissions make sense. We have a mac mini running OSX 10.6.7. Through our desktop Macs, we connect to shared folders on that server and save files on it, ...
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How does one lock down OS X Server using the PF firewall?

Assume I have ip blocks for China, Russia, North Korea etc. How would I configure pf to allow those IP addresses to only access ports 80 and 443, and be denied access to other ports? I have an ...
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Creating a system/service user (update-proof)

I want to run a couple of web apps and services on my Mac. (10.8.2 Server) For every webapp/service I create a seperate user to make it more secure. (So i can sandbox them in their home directory) I ...
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How do I set up a VPN on a DMZ'd iMac?

I have an iMac set up as my server machine. On the network, it is in the DMZ. The rest of the computers in the network use an internal 10.0.0.x IP. I have OS X Server's VPN set to give clients IPs in ...
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Is there a way to change the timeout setting for iCal / Calendar in 10.8?

I have a user connected via iCal to an overworked old CalDAV server (running OS X Server 10.5.8) who was doing fine in OS X 10.6.8. The data (from a number of groups, and his own individual calendar) ...
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Can Server be used to standardize the desktop background on user computers?

I have a Mac Network controlled by Mac OS X Lion Server and a bunch of clients on Snow Leopard, with many network users. I want to force them to all have the same background (that is custom) by some ...
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Deleted over 4TB on Promise VTrak, still shows as full

This is not a duplicate of Why is my hard drive still full after deleting files? I have of course attempted all methods mentioned there. Via the terminal I can see nothing listed on the drive. I was ...
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PostgreSQL on Mountain Lion Server Autostart

PostgreSQL now comes with Server on 10.8+. However, postgres seems to require restarting often. How can I keep postgres running without having to restart it so often?
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How to enable TCP/IP for Postgres on OS X 10.7 Server?

The default configuration in /var/pgsql/postgresql.conf says that listen_addresses defaults to localhost, but it doesn't let me connect over port 5432. Connecting (as root, using sudo) over a Unix ...
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Is it possible to tame the change notifications each reboot from Mountain Lion Server?

I have Server.app installed on 10.8.1. The only service that is configured is file sharing. No DNS, no OD. After every single reboot I get a push notification and email with the following: Network ...
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Deploying a python application in OS X Server 2.0.23 (aka Mountain Lion Server)

OS X Server 2.0.23 (aka Mountain Lion Server) already has python 2.7.3 and wsgi installed. What is the procedure to install a python web application on that server to run under its own domain? Assume ...
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Internet Sharing won't show under Share settings on OS X Server 10.6.8

I need to use the Mac Mini Server running 10.6.8 as an access point for my team at the office. When I go under System Preferences>Sharing there's no Internet Sharing Option. What to do?
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How to set up OS X Server Mail to auto-configure Mac Mail IMAP clients?

Our Thunderbird mail clients successfully pick up their IMAP settings for their accounts on (Mountain Lion) OS X Server automatically. They just supply their email addresses and Open Directory ...
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Upgrading Leopard Server from 10-client to Unlimited

I need the lowest-impact way to allow more than 10 AFP sessions on my OS X Server running 10.5.8. If I buy a boxed retail copy of 10.5.4 Server Unlimited, will I just have to enter the new license key ...
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OS X Server Wiki - unable to download attachments in Chrome

We've been using the wiki (currently running os x mountain lion) for a while now and most people seem to like it. The attachments, however, don't seem to be downloadable or even "quick-view-able" in ...
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Apache 2 `UserDir` problem in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Server after upgrade from Lion (10.7)

I had a Mac under OS X Lion. I upgrade it to Mountain Lion, and buy the OS X Server software in the AppStore. Since the beginning, I use the Apache version bundled in Mac OS, and it work fine. But ...
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How can I administer my Lion Server from a Mountain Lion client

I have a Mac OS X Lion (10.7) server, and I would like to administer it remotely from a client running Mountain Lion non-server (10.8). I naively assumed that I could install the freely downloaded ...
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AFP transfer speed seems to drop to nothing for no reason - Assistance to diagnose please?

I have an server that is running 10.5 and for some reason the speed of AFP transfers when serving around 30 clients drops to 300KB/s. This is really unusable, but I can seem to determine why this ...
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Viewing pictures on iPad from Mac server gallery-style

I have a Mac Mini server hosting a few folders of photos. I have an iPad on which I would like to view these photos. So far I have not found an elegant way to do so. I'm open to using any combination ...
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How to preserve DHCP server settings when migrating from Lion Server to Mountain Lion Server?

I understand that DHCP server features will be "removed" from OS X Server with Mountain Lion and that there will be no way to manage these using the only remaining app for managing server features ...
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Can OS X be configured to only allow administrator users access to shutdown tools?

Setting aside pushing a physical power button, can I prevent non-administrator users from initiating a software shutdown? In Mac OS X Lion all users are allowed to shut down the workstation. How do I ...
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How to restore servers signed certificates and private keys?

Starting fresh install of OS X Server on myserver.example.com running Mountain Lion after having saved the private key, intermediate and public certificates on another computer. Now I want to ...
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What is assistantd?

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion and installed OS X Server, I keep getting prompts for my Keychain password from a process called assistantd. I'm pretty sure that it's an OS X process, but ...
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Does Snow Leopard server's Time Machine service support Lion clients?

Question says it all, really. I have a new MacBook Pro running Lion and an old Mac Mini running Snow Leopard, and I'd like to make the Mini into a server to provide Time Machine backups and a few ...
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OS X Lion not able to login with regular open directory domain users

I've configured a Lion client machine to connect to my OS X server and use it for network logins. The diradmin works okay, but I tried to use a regular user, and it doesn't allow any other users to ...
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OSX Network: “could not save because write access was not granted”

We have a really basic network of Macs here in our studio. We keep all our files on a machine running Leopard server, but we're all on Lion. The problem we're having is every single time we open a ...
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Location of OSX Lion Mail Server sent mail

I had to restore a mac mini server I use for web and mail hosting. Since the restore was due to a software problem, I had to do from scratch instead of recovering from a disk clone. I copied from the ...
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How do I run an OS X command script on remote Xserves from a desktop OS X script?

The answer to an earlier question, Access and control home office network, iMacs, and Xserves, left me with a new problem. To review, I have a computing environment comprised of: 27" iMac with dual ...